On 2 February, 73 robotics students from around Bangkok and overseas gathered together in the Pongpanit Centre to battle for bragging rights and invitational spots at the 2019 VEX Robotics World Championships. Teams from International School Bangkok, NIST International School, Ruamrudee International School, Thai-Chinese International School, and Robo Buddy in Indonesia worked for months to design, build, test, and strategize in order to prepare to compete in this one day tournament.
Tasks for this year’s game, Turning Point, included launching balls at flags, flipping caps, lifting caps onto posts, and parking on raised platforms; it is quite challenging! More than just winning the games, the teams learn engineering skills and the importance of collaboration towards a common goal.
One of the NIST teams has been invited to participate in the world competition in April, where they can test their skills against the best in the world. We wish them the best of luck at the competition.